| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:03 AM
"Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:56 PM
A federal court ruling this week that the National Security Agency probably violated the Constitution by collecting "metadata" — records that show things like who is calling whom, from where and for how long — on millions of Americans' phone...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Knocking down the barrier preventing federally-recognized same-sex marriages just doesn't have the same punch it used to.
Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman whose legal fight ended with the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act...
| Dec 15, 2013
The presidential advisory committee looking into the National Security Agency's spying on millions of private email and phone messages is urging the Obama administration to adopt broad new measures to protect Americans' privacy rights and bring greater...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Pray consider this sentence from one of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe murder mysteries: "Everyone has something they don't want anyone to see; that is one of the functions of a home, to provide a spot to keep such things."
I offer it not as a response to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Democrats of this state have no idea that Obamacare is a disgrace ("Brown's conflict," Dec. 12). They do not even grasp the complexity of the problems associated with this "train wreck" as U.S. Sen. Max Baucus called it. Democrats by themselves have...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:37 AM
So here’s the thing: "Scandal” won’t be returning until Feb. 27. The news came out that they were cutting the season short a few episodes -- most likely due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy (CONGRATS!). But that doesn’t change...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
I could not help note that while reading "NSA tracks location of phones, documents show" (Dec. 5), there was a nearby ad for a cell phone and other electronic devices. Readers should also know that the National Security Agency provides "intelligence" in...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 11:00 AM
John Kinnaman III, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst and Olympics enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of lung cancer at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. He was 74.
The son of a career Army officer and a homemaker, he was born in Indianapolis...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Regarding commentator Jules Witcover's column on President Barack Obama's leadership, Mr. Obama's competence is in politics and campaigning; he is not a leader, a manager or even an administrator ("His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence," Nov. 18)....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar — a major cocaine dealer, perhaps.
Message boards on Silk Road — the world's most popular online...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their defense of the Army analyst Monday by portraying him as a computer whiz operating under loose guidelines whose decision to leak reams of classified documents was based on a well-intentioned sense of...